Thursday, February 17, 2011

Shower in Style

The bathroom is a sanctuary. After all, the place where you spend some of your most personal daily moments should at least be aesthetically pleasing, functional, and relaxing. Here are some new products that I'm loving for the bathroom.

Egg and bean shapes have been in fashion forever. Elsa Peretti's bean collection has been one of the highest grossing, most recognizable collections for Tiffany & Co. since debut. Now Kohler offers an egg/bean shaped bathtub. This is the shape of things to come. The Lithocast line of freestanding baths introduces a premium solid-surface material that allows for new geometries, textures and designs for the modern bath. Lithocast offers the beauty of real stone yet is warm and comfortable against the body. And it's easy to clean.

Some of my favourite qualities in luxury are functionality, quality design and application, and intermixing materials and colours. For example, I love Dior Homme's Chiffre Rouge watches for men - incredible Swiss movement, the finest materials, and fabulous appearance. The strong black accents the stainless steel and red impeccably. Naturally, I love Kohler's Karbon Lavatory Sinks.

With two pivoting joints, the Karbon articulating bathroom lavatory faucet lets you put water exactly where you want it as you shave, wash your hands or rinse the basin. The multifunction sprayhead can save up to 14,700 gallons of water each year compared to faucets with standard aerators. It sounds silly saying you "love" a sink, but the design, the function, and pure beauty of this sink really are spot on.

I've never heard of the bathroom and fixture supplier called Kallista before, but I can't seem to get enough of this bathroom design:

I love the mixed textures and colours - the browns, the polished metals, the crisp white towels, toilet, and natural stone sink vessel. The surfaces smooth, rough, sleek, natural, and man-made. And it all works so harmoniously. Here are the product numbers and additional information on this display.

The Axor Starck shower and bathroom scape is absolutely unreal. Words can't describe how amazing this looks. Simple. Irresistible. So well done. Philippe Starck is one of my favourite designers anyway, so I'm not surprised I love this bathroom as well. Who knew the lavatory could be so pretty?!

Did you know that dry hands can spread up to 1,000 times less bacteria than wet ones? I don't know if this is available for residential purchase and installation, or only for professional/industrial use, but the Dyson Airblade hand dryer is a true work of art. Filtering the air so there's less bacteria, reducing the carbon footprint by thousands, dries hands in just 12 seconds (or less), and so much fun to use - I can't say enough good things about this device. To get your own - click here.
I know it's expensive to redo the bathroom. But doing so can save you loads of money. Investing in quality fixtures and serene spaces improves your health, too! When you look good, you feel better. And that will always be en vogue.


Christopher said...

I love the look of the Karbon sink. So sleek yet strangely natural. And I hope one day to own a bathroom not unlike the Axor Starck scape. I am a huge fan of the spartan yet luxurious look

ghazal said...

oh man, i love. i am a HUGE fan of serious bathroom design ... it's so important to me. all these looks hit the spot just right. and i agree, the dyson hand dryer is pure genius. as is everything that man makes; i love the way he thinks. great post!